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Monday, April 20, 2015

Celebrities With Lyme Disease

Celebrities with Lyme disease have been sharing their stories with the press.  This month's cover of People Magazine has a feature article about a Canadian Pop singer who is recovering from Lyme. This type of press coverage will hopefully, highlight the risk of contracting Lyme from a tick bite.  Many countries, including Canada and Australia, do not recognize Lyme disease.  Patients there are having a difficult time getting tested and treated.  I think that we will continue to hear more about Lyme disease from the media in the future.  Lyme disease is on the rise this spring and numbers of cases are increasing in many states.

Recently, Ashley Olson (Mary Kate's twin) is struggling with Lyme disease and has had to put her career on hold.  Here is a link to that story: